To find cases that have considered a particular section of federal or provincial legislation:
SELECTED / LEADING CASES
Use annotated legislation - for example, the latest editions of the Annotated Immigration and Refugee Protection Act of Canada and the Annotated Canadian Human Rights Act contain case notes on significant decisions that interpret each provision.
In CANLII (open access):
In WestlawNext Canada (UniMelb staff & student access):
In Lexis Advance - Canadian Statutes (UniMelb staff & student access):
TIP: while many of the same cases will be found in all of the above databases, they will all have slightly different coverage - so if you want to find as many cases as possible on your legislative provision, use all three databases!
NOTE: the online databases referred to above generally only have coverage from the 1990s to current. To find older cases considering statutory provisions, you will need to use the print Canadian Statute Citations (previously called the Statutes Judicially Considered).
For more information on judicial consideration of statutes, see the Queen's University Library Legal Research Manual - Statutes Considered.